Interview | Film | Annemarie Jacir: “I’m not interested in showing the West that ‘Palestinians are humans, too’”Award-winning Palestinian director Annemarie Jacir talks to Ceasefire's Jumanah Younis about her latest film, the critically acclaimed 'When I Saw You', recently released in the UK.
Once again, the spectre of war and destruction is hovering across Iraq and, once again, the mainstream media is acting as an uncritical supporter of Western intervention.
When Akkas Al-Ali's Israeli friend accused him of "siding with terrorists" in Gaza, he decided to write the following letter in response.
In his latest examination of the work of the Alain Badiou, Andrew Robinson explores an important aspect of Badiou's ontology, and a central one to his political writings: the State. Robinson explains why Badiou's concept of the state is both political and ontological, why the state is the enemy of the Event, and why Badiou both wishes to, and yet often feels unable to, call for the destruction of the state.
As a growing number of voices worldwide call for an embargo on all arms sales to Israel, the UK's response has fallen dismally short, warns Andrew Smith.
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Editor's Desk, New in Ceasefire - Jul 17, 2014 19:14 - 2 Comments
The marked contrast between the BBC’s reporting of the deaths of Palestinian and Israeli children this past month has been an eloquent symbol of its wider failings.
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Ideas, New in Ceasefire - Jul 20, 2014 16:48 - 17 Comments
Israel claims its latest onslaught against the population of Gaza is a response to Hamas rocket-fire, targeted at “terrorists” and motivated to “restore quiet.” However, an analysis of the IDF’s public relations points and war doctrines as well as the historical context of the events, shows the root cause of the crisis to be Israel’s decades-long programme of violent settler colonialism.
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New in Ceasefire, Politics - Jul 13, 2014 4:41 - 2 Comments
As Israel launches another bombing campaign against the population of Gaza, mainstream discourse is yet again painting the situation as a conflict between equals. This is not evidence of ‘neutrality’ but a de-facto show of support for the oppressor, writes Mohammed Suliman.
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Interviews, New in Ceasefire - Aug 13, 2014 13:02 - Comment
Best known for ‘The Black Power Mixtape’, Göran Olsson’s latest documentary, ‘Concerning Violence’, is a fresh exploration of familiar themes. Ceasefire’s Usayd Younis caught up with Olsson and his producer, Tobias Janson, at Sheffield’s annual documentary festival ‘Doc/Fest’, where the film received a standing ovation.
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New in Ceasefire, Radar Reports - Jun 18, 2014 0:00 - Comment
In this month’s Radar Reports column, Musa Haron writes from Kenya on the backlash against the Somali community in the aftermath of Sunday’s deadly attack on the town of Mpeketoni.
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Film & TV, New in Ceasefire - Jun 19, 2014 12:26 - Comment
In the Shadow of War is a feature-length documentary exploring the lives of four young people in post-conflict Bosnia Herzegovina. Ceasefire’s Usayd Younis caught up with its directors, Georgia and Sophia Scott, to find out why these stories needed to be told.